Hamcrate Allotments, Yetminster

A number of allotments are provided in Yetminster on a site situated adjacent to the sports ground.

A total of 25 full plots (individual plots may be sub-divided into 2 half plots) are available for parishioners although people living outside the parish can be considered. The current rental fee of £32 is currently under review. 

The soil is considered good and a water supply is available on site.

If you are interested in taking on a plot or would like further details please contact the Clerk to the Parish Council (email: yetminster@dorset-aptc.gov.uk) or by using the contact form facility on this website.

Jobs for June and July

  • Hoe between rows of vegetables to suppress weeds
  • Water in very dry spells
  • Plant out brassicas such as winter cabbage and broccoli
  • Harden off and plant our courgettes, squash and pumpkins
  • Harvest and resow salad crops like lettuce and radish every two weeks
  • Continue to earth up main crop potatoes
  • Dig up early potatoes as the tops start to die back
  • Pinch out the side shoots of tomato plants
  • Feed tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers with a high potash fertiliser
  • Remove small apples from trees to encourage others to grow larger
  • Prune cherry and plum trees